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Kannan A
Kannan A
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In a for statement, why cannot we use object.items to call only for a key or for a value?

In this code, student = {'name': 'Craig', 'major': 'Computer Science', 'credits': 36}

for key in student.items(): print(key)

using student.items is incorrect. Could someone please walk me thorugh as to why it is not right?

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer

Daniel Jong
Daniel Jong
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Hi, the items() method is used to retrieve both keys and values, so using the keys() method is the solution to get only the key in the dictionary

Hope this helps!